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Gov. Chris Christie holds a news conference at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jan 25, 2012 (credit: Governor's Office)

Christie Sticks To Position On Gay Marriage; Sweeney Blasts Ballot Move As ‘Punting’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s position on gay marriage hasn’t changed. If a gay marriage bill lands on his desk, Christie say’s he’ll veto it. His alternative is not receiving high marks from state and local leaders.

01/25/2012

Hearing on gay marriage at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jan 24, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Senate Panel OKs Gay Marriage Bill; Gov. Christie Vows To Veto

The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary committee forwarded the bill to the full Senate in an 8-4 party-line vote. Similar legislation failed in the Senate two years ago.

01/24/2012

Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Dems Bringing Gay Marriage To Top Of Agenda In NJ Leglislative Session

New Jersey Democrats have identified legalizing gay marriage as their top priority for the legislative session that starts Tuesday. It failed to pass when it was voted on two years ago.

01/09/2012

Members of the New Jersey Supreme Court - Justice Anne M. Patterson; Justice Barry T. Albin; Justice Helen E. Hoens; Judge Dorothea O'C. Wefing (top) and Justice Virginia Long; Chief Justice Stuart Rabner; Justice Jaynee LaVecchia (bottom) (credit: New Jersey Courts)

Christie Pressed To Make NJ Supreme Court More Diverse

Groups representing minorities in New Jersey have appealed to Gov. Chris Christie to make the state Supreme Court more diverse. The Legislative Black Caucus sent a letter this month urging Christie to use his next appointment to nominate a minority.

10/21/2011

Hinchliffe Stadium - Paterson, NJ (file / credit: Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium)

Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium Among NJ Sites Getting Money For Restoration

More than $10 million in state funds were cleared Monday to protect New Jersey’s historical assets, including President Grover Cleveland’s birthplace.

08/16/2011

Former New Jersey Gov. Dick Codey is interviewed by Wayne Cabot - New York, NY - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Former New Jersey Gov. Dick Codey Talks Corruption, Presidential Politics, And More

Codey, never shy to speak his mind, didn’t disappoint when he stopped by WCBS Newsradio 880’s studios and spoke at length with afternoon drive anchor Wayne Cabot.

08/04/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Jersey Senate Fails To Undo Governor Christie’s Budget Cuts

Democrats needed three Republicans to join with all 24 of their members to overrule Christie’s vetoes of funding for financially strapped communities, college tuition assistance and more than a dozen other programs.

07/12/2011

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NJ Senate President Irate Over Christie’s Late Budget Cuts; Calls Gov. ‘Bully And A Punk’

Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he was upset after Gov. Chris Christie cut money from programs and services for the poor, elderly and disabled.

07/06/2011

NJ State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (file / credit: New Jersey Senate Democrats)

WCBS 880 Interview: NJ St. Sen. Pres. Stephen Sweeney Talks Politics, Credit, And More

Gov. Chris Christie has been getting all the attention for signing that pension reform law in New Jersey that forces state workers to contribute a lot more for their health coverage and retirement.

06/29/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Confirmation Hearing Set For NJ Supreme Court Nominee

Gov. Chris Christie had been locked in a battle of wills with Senate President Stephen Sweeney over nominee Anne Patterson, 52, of Mendham. Sweeney blocked the nomination from moving forward, saying Christie was threatening the independence of the judiciary.

05/30/2011

Governor Chris Christie (credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Christie The Bully? Democrats In N.J. Sure Think So

Chris Christie is known for his tough talk, but on Friday some lawmakers said he went too far. The Republican governor is under fire for a controversial comment he made about a female state senator.

04/15/2011

Remote Control - File / Photo: AP

New Jersey Cable Deregulation Bill On Hold

Telephone and cable companies support the measure, which was fast-tracked through the Assembly and was on its way to the governor’s desk before hitting a roadblock.

03/22/2011

Union rally in Trenton on March 3, 2011 (Photo/Marla Diamond)

NJ Police, Firefighters Protest Staff Cuts Outside Statehouse

Organizers said up to 10,000 were expected to protest staff cuts and promote public safety. They said budget cuts and layoffs have thinned their ranks to unsafe levels.

03/03/2011

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Proposals Would Shrink NJ Public Worker Health Benefits

New Jersey’s Republican governor and the Democratic state Senate president agree that public workers must pay more for their health benefits.

02/16/2011

N.J. Sen. Stephen Sweeney (credit: NJLegDistrict3.com)

NJ Dem Leader Fears Fallout From Tunnel Bill Fight

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney worries that New Jersey could lose out on $128 million the federal government offered to credit back to help ease traffic jams once the state pays in full.

01/28/2011

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